Procedures

Our technique is based on using the immediate load concept with dental implants. This avoids painful and time consuming bone grafting procedures that are expensive and unpredictable.
Our All-on-4 or All-on-6 technique allows you to have teeth the same day that are permanent (not removable by you). No waiting. Back to life and normal activities in a few days.

As few as four dental implants can be used to support twelve teeth in one arch (upper or lower). This reduces the cost greatly for permanent teeth. Dr. Vigna also uses the unique zygoma implant from Nobel Biocare for severe cases of bone loss in the upper jaw. How is this possible, you may ask. The research and studies have shown over the last ten years that immediate load is possible with
implants as long as they are braced together by a single prosthesis at the time of insertion. Torque levels of the implants is also critical and this is ensured by under preparation of the bone site.

The Day of the Procedure

Day of the procedure, hopeless or useless teeth are removed, dental implants are inserted at special angles and your new teeth are attached that same day. It’s a long day, but an important one for the rest of your life. If you are having dental implants placed, ensure your teeth will be fixed and your smile permanent. If you can afford it, don’t accept removable options. The cost difference is not that great if you consider the long term maintenance costs with removable clip on dentures.

The procedure typically starts at 8:00 am. You will be asleep. Your safety and comfort ensured by a medical anesthesiologist. Nurses assist both Dr. Vigna and the anesthesiologist. Once the surgical phase is completed, a brieftime period is required for you to awake and recover. Once recovered, the prosthetic expert attaches your new permanent teeth to the dental implants. You will still be frozen for this and will not feel anything, even though you are awake. You typically leave the clinic by 5:00- 6:00 pm with your new permanent teeth.